Beyoncé turned 34 on Friday, and to celebrate the occasion, the singer’s official site posted song dedications from Beyoncé’s family and friends.
Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, wrote about Stephanie Mills’ “Home,” and how a 9-year-old Beyoncé “brought the house down” while performing the track at the Peoples’ Workshop. Sister Solange remembered Beyoncé humming “Holy Ghost” by Kim Burrell while being a “calming, beautiful spirit.”
Other family members weighed in too — as did Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — but let’s take a moment to single out Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, and their daughter, Blue Ivy.
“This song reminds me of you and I on vacation,” Jay Z wrote about Coldplay’s “Yellow,” his Beyoncé birthday selection. “‘Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.’ So many legendary nights. It represents vulnerability; it’s us in our own world, away from work and totally lost in love. ‘For you I’ll bleed myself dry.'”
As for Blue Ivy, she went with a Disney song. “Mommy, you sung this to me all the time,” she is quoted as saying about “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. “Happy birthday, Mommy!”
Check out the full dedication list over at Beyoncé’s site.
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